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The prices just keep falling (finally!)... best price on this drive in the last 12 months has been $139 shipped. The ST3000DM001 is their best version of 3TB drive yet... it's the one with 1TB per platter, and runs faster than the green/5900 drives, and much cooler than the XT version. Specs:

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UPDATE: It seems the warranty period is determined by where the drive was manufactured. Units made in China are typically 1-year warranty, whereas if they were made in Thailand they could be 2-3 years.

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I dragged my feet and didn't order at $119, but at this $121 price, the limit is now 4, so I'm in for 4 and hoping I can... (more)

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$148.93 now, deal dead.

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What's the warranty on this one?

dimka2000 said:   What's the warranty on this one?
According to NewEgg (currently $149), it's 2 years.

Edit: I corrected the warranty period. I looked at the extended warranty options on the right, I think, and copied that errantly. >.<

Hoogineer said:   dimka2000 said:   What's the warranty on this one?
According to NewEgg (currently $149), it's only 1 year.


From that link:
Warranty
Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

The one on Amazon is only 1 year... it's listed in the last sentence of the Product Description, which is under the comparison matrix.

Mulox said:   The one on Amazon is only 1 year... it's listed in the last sentence of the Product Description, which is under the comparison matrix.
Nice catch; I didn't notice it when I looked. Boo on China!

Well, this is the first time I've seen preflooding pricing. I've been waiting a few months to pick up a 3TB drive for $120. As to the warranty, I've had hard drives of all brands fail within a month or two -- even with a 5-year warranty. And frankly, since replacements are always refurbs within the warranty period, the real warranty is failure plus 30-90 days. Thanks for posting, OP!

Powderhorn said:   Well, this is the first time I've seen preflooding pricing. I've been waiting a few months to pick up a 3TB drive for $120. As to the warranty, I've had hard drives of all brands fail within a month or two -- even with a 5-year warranty. And frankly, since replacements are always refurbs within the warranty period, the real warranty is failure plus 30-90 days. Thanks for posting, OP!

The replacements take on the remainder of the original drives warranty when they ship out the new serial number to replace the old one.

This pricing in October suggests that pre-BF pricing is likely to be even better!

snagging one for now since I am in a crunch for space due to the dam WD green drives failing on me (2 of them too!, fck WD!)
hopefully it will be even cheaper BF then I can get a second one then.

In love with the price but not with the warranty. Can't decide!

I am in for 1 THANKS

great deal! i literally just bought two of these on Newegg for $150 each two days ago, gotta watch my trigger finger next time

In for 2 - my porn collection is getting outta hand <-- OK, maybe that's the wrong choice of words.

The last time I bought an HD for $120 was about 4-5 years ago when 1TB drives were just on the cusp of dropping in price. Of course, 4 months later, you could buy the drive anywhere for $80-90. And almost a year later Staples had it on clearance for $50-$60. For those that can wait, I would wait until May-July and then bite if the price still hasn't dropped much.

too bad amason started charging tax in cali

Great price at ~$0.04 per GB. Rather have the 2yr warranty, but run some HDD tests if unsure, wipe, load'em up, and go. Thanks OP!

mkdevo said:   In love with the price but not with the warranty. Can't decide!
This is the new standard warranty: Article

Premium HDDs (e.g., Caviar Black) are only 3 years now, I think.

pwdbyamd said:   The last time I bought an HD for $120 was about 4-5 years ago when 1TB drives were just on the cusp of dropping in price. Of course, 4 months later, you could buy the drive anywhere for $80-90. And almost a year later Staples had it on clearance for $50-$60. For those that can wait, I would wait until May-July and then bite if the price still hasn't dropped much.
Not a bad strategy, unless you are out of space and need one right now...

pwdbyamd said:   The last time I bought an HD for $120 was about 4-5 years ago when 1TB drives were just on the cusp of dropping in price. Of course, 4 months later, you could buy the drive anywhere for $80-90. And almost a year later Staples had it on clearance for $50-$60. For those that can wait, I would wait until May-July and then bite if the price still hasn't dropped much.
Not a bad strategy, unless you are out of space and need one right now...

I remember reading about using >2TB HD needs using 64-bit OS due to limitation of Logical Block Addressing (LBA). 64-bit OS that support Long LBA. Else 3TB drive is only detected as a 990GB drive when using Windows XP.

I use hitachi 2TB for my windowsXP and it was fine. but I'm certain i won't mess with 3TB in Xp, I will put it on my 64-bit win7

Conflicting reports on user reviews in NCIX about the warranty.
All product pages show 1 year, but some reviews say that verifying the status on Seagate website returned 2 years.
BTW, NCIX has the 2TB drive for $90 with free shipping ($13 less than Amazon)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=66010&vpn=ST2000DM001&manufactu...

Their 3TB is $10 more than Amazon, at $130.

Hoogineer said:   mkdevo said:   In love with the price but not with the warranty. Can't decide!
This is the new standard warranty: Article

Premium HDDs (e.g., Caviar Black) are only 3 years now, I think.


It is hard to classify Caviar Black as a Premium HDD. I have the new Seagate Barracuda, the Caviar Black and the Corsair SSD M4 on this computer. I can say that I can not tell if I am working on the Seagate or the Caviar HDD. As a matter of fact, Caviar Black has a higher return rate than most other drives from a couple of reports on the web. Both my Seagate and Caviar Black are very reliable and fast. The Caviar Black costs more than my Seagate 7200.14.

It looks like the price is going down and is close to the price before the Thai Flood. Also, the SSD has effect on the hard drive products. Before the SSD, I was willing to buy a faster hard drive for my system disk. Now I am not willing to pay extra for a 'Premium' hard drive. Hard drives are getting to be a commodity product to me.

It is green for OP. I paid the same for a 2tb just a few months ago.

Limit of 2. bummer since I was considering these for the 5-drive expansion unit on my synology. in any case green for the OP.

So much space, so few files....

complete and utter bs you can only order 2 drives....this is stupid!

CasualObserver said:   The replacements take on the remainder of the original drives warranty when they ship out the new serial number to replace the old one.

I'd like know how you pulled that off. Every drive that's ever failed me, Sea, WD, Hit, and Sammy has been 30 day on replacement. Same with my lifetime power supply warranty, 30days on replacement, and not even same model..boo hoo

Nice find OP

CasualObserver said:   The replacements take on the remainder of the original drives warranty when they ship out the new serial number to replace the old one.

I'd like know how you pulled that off. Every drive that's ever failed me, Sea, WD, Hit, and Sammy has been 30 day on replacement. Same with my lifetime power supply warranty, 30days on replacement, and not even same model..boo hoo

Nice find OP

whyme1 said:   Hoogineer said:   mkdevo said:   In love with the price but not with the warranty. Can't decide!
This is the new standard warranty: Article

Premium HDDs (e.g., Caviar Black) are only 3 years now, I think.


It is hard to classify Caviar Black as a Premium HDD. I have the new Seagate Barracuda, the Caviar Black and the Corsair SSD M4 on this computer. I can say that I can not tell if I am working on the Seagate or the Caviar HDD. As a matter of fact, Caviar Black has a higher return rate than most other drives from a couple of reports on the web. Both my Seagate and Caviar Black are very reliable and fast. The Caviar Black costs more than my Seagate 7200.14.

It looks like the price is going down and is close to the price before the Thai Flood. Also, the SSD has effect on the hard drive products. Before the SSD, I was willing to buy a faster hard drive for my system disk. Now I am not willing to pay extra for a 'Premium' hard drive. Hard drives are getting to be a commodity product to me.

It is green for OP. I paid the same for a 2tb just a few months ago.


I own 8 Caviar Blacks (1TB) .. I had one fail in the first month, then another fail after about a year. Zero failures in the past 3 years. 2 failures out of 8 is not bad in my book at 4 years.

it's up to $121.99 but still a good price. Thanks OP

I dragged my feet and didn't order at $119, but at this $121 price, the limit is now 4, so I'm in for 4 and hoping I can order another two in short order (pun not intended).

$148.93 now, deal dead.

howiez69 said:   CasualObserver said:   The replacements take on the remainder of the original drives warranty when they ship out the new serial number to replace the old one.
I'd like know how you pulled that off. Every drive that's ever failed me, Sea, WD, Hit, and Sammy has been 30 day on replacement. Same with my lifetime power supply warranty, 30days on replacement, and not even same model..boo hoo
Nice find OP

They can't do that. You are reading the warranty wrong. Replacement must have as minimum the remainder of the original warranty or 30 days, whichever is greater, not just 30 days. If you get a replacement four months into a 2 year warranty the minimum warranty on the replacement is 20 months. If you get a replacement 23.5 months int a 24 month warranty it is 30 days.



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